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August 2021

Started working on new cliff works.  I create real hills and valleys on paper.

HIROSHI SENJU EXHIBITION -NIHONGA & GLASS WORKS-
Dialogue: "Hiroshi Senju and Religious Art"
Dialogue: "Hiroshi Senju and Religious Art"
July 15, 2021

Exploring and discussing Koyasan Reihokan Museum

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The 76th and 77th Joint Imperial Prize and Japan Art Academy Prize Winning Works Exhibition
Magazine Tokyo Weekender
Magazine Tokyo Weekender
July 2021

10 Questions With Renowned Japanese Artist Hiroshi Senju

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July 2021

In my New York studio, I’m completing a colorful new series to be exhibited in London this fall. The concept is to see the rest of the world from the perspective of being inside of the waterfall.

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June 2021

I am continuing to work on my solo exhibition at Sundram Tagore Gallery London in the fall.

Movie「HOKUSAI」Special essay
Movie「HOKUSAI」Special essay
Asahi Newspaper DIGITAL May 13 2021
TV CREATIVE WORLD
TV CREATIVE WORLD
Ch44 (KXLA), Los Angeles May 2021

I will be appearing on the TV program Creative World in Los Angeles.
TV broadcast in LA May 2, 6:00 PM ~ 6:30 PM (West Coast Standard Time)

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May 2021

I am starting work on a number of new projects.

NHK SWITCH
NHK SWITCH
NHK April 3, 2021

TV Program: Conversation between Hiroshi Senju and Astrophysicist Dr. Katsuhiko Sato, both men continue to pursue the mysteries of the universe/multiverse, one with senses and other with intellects and discuss about their lifeworks.

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EXHIBITION "Pioneering the world of beauty"
EXHIBITION "Pioneering the world of beauty"
Nariwa Museum, Japan April 3 - July 24, 2021

Hiroshi Senju "Pioneering the world of beauty"

美の世界を拓く 千住 博

会期>2021年4月3日(土)-7月24日(土)
開館時間>9:30~17:00(入館は16:30まで)
休館日>毎週月曜日(ただし、5月3日は開館し5月6日は休館)
入館料>一般1,000円/学生(小中高大生)500円 ※団体20名以上は2割引 ※高梁市内在住の小中生入館無料(学校休業日のみ) ※身体障害者手帳、療育手帳または精神障害者保健福祉手帳をお持ちの方と付添の方お1人まで無料(証明をご提示下さい)

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April 2021

I have started a new project.

AWARD  Imperial Prize, Japan Art Academy Prize
AWARD Imperial Prize, Japan Art Academy Prize
March 18, 2021

On March 18, the Japan Art Academy (Academy Director: Shuji Takashina) announced that it had selected Hiroshi Senju for the 77th Imperial Prize and the Japan Art Academy Prize in 2020 for "Waterfalls" (fusuma paintings for Kongobuji Temple, Koyasan).

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/

Hiroshi Senju Museum Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition
Hiroshi Senju Museum Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition
March 1 - December 25, 2021
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March 2021

Works for solo exhibition in London during May are beginning to take shapes.

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February 2021

February is the coldest month in New York.

NHKスペシャル 「高野山 千年の襖(ふすま)絵 空海の世界に挑む」
NHKスペシャル 「高野山 千年の襖(ふすま)絵 空海の世界に挑む」
NHK January 23, 2021

紀伊半島の深山にある高野山金剛峯寺。白いまま残された大主殿のふすまに画家・千住博が初めて絵を描いた。開祖・空海と対話を重ね時代に応える絵と格闘した6年の全記録。

1月23日(土) NHK総合 午後9時~9時50分(50分)
1月23日日(土) NHKWORLD PREMIUM 午後9時~9時50分(日本時間)
1月23日日(土) テレビジャパン 午後10時~(アメリカ東部時間)
1月27日(水) NHK総合 午前0時30分~1時19分(火曜深夜、再放送)
1月30日(土) NHKWORLD PREMIUM 午前9時30分~(日本時間、再放送)

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EXHIBITION BEGINNINGS
EXHIBITION BEGINNINGS
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore January 21 - February 28, 2021
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January 2021

We start working from New Years Day.

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December 2020

I have started from scratch after coming back from the dedication ceremony at Koyasan.

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November 2020

It is the day of the fusuma painting dedication ceremony for Koyasan Kongobuji temple, a world heritage site. 

FUSUMA PAINTINGS FOR KONGOBUJI TEMPLE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
FUSUMA PAINTINGS FOR KONGOBUJI TEMPLE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Kongojuji Temple, Koyasan October 16, 2020

The fusuma paintings "Waterfall" and "Cliff" by Hiroshi Senju, the world-renowned Japanese artist, will be dedicated at Kongobuji Temple, Koyasan.
The fusuma painting "Waterfall" which is over 25 meters in lengh is dedicated in Irorino-ma (room with open hearth), and the painting "Cliff" which is over 16 meter in lengh is dedicated in Chano-ma (tea room).

Venue: Kongobuji Temple Irorino-ma and Chano-ma
Opening day : Friday, October 16, 2020 from 12:00

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October 2020

I am working on a large piece that will be displayed next year.

公募 日本の絵画 2020
THE SHIN BIJUTSU SHINBUN
THE SHIN BIJUTSU SHINBUN
September 2020

第一回三越伊勢丹・千住博日本画大賞決定
大賞に全民玉氏

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September 2020

I have started working on the base color.  It is going to be a tall vertical piece but since it is too tall for me to reach the top of, I decided to paint while placing the panel on its side.    

Interview For Beginnings
Interview For Beginnings
Interview video for Sundaram Tagore Gallery solo exhibition August 2020
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August 2020

I have started working on a new project.

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July 2020

Working on a new piece for Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa.

EXHIBITION
EXHIBITION
Tokyo, Japan June 1 - June 26, 2020

1995 Waterfall Special Exhibition at Nagai Garou Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
June 1,  Mon - June 26, Fri   11:00~19:00  Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

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New York June 2020

I went for a sketch by the lakeside, close to my studio.

Exhibition Installation
Exhibition Installation
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Chelsea NY June 2020

To start the solo show in Chelsea, Manhattan, I went in to the Gallery for the installation.

Exhibition Beginnings
Exhibition Beginnings
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Chelsea New York June 2020

Sundaram Tagore is pleased to announce that Hiroshi Senju has just completed a powerful series of Waterfall paintings, his first since 2015. He has created these works for a three-city exhibition. They debut at our New York galleries (Chelsea and Madison Avenue), then will travel to London for the opening of our new space at Cromwell Place in London, followed by an exhibition at our Singapore gallery.

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May 2020

Working alone during lockdown in New York.

Dialogue
Dialogue
designstories April 28, 2020

I had a phone conference with my friend, the writer Hitonari Tsuji, who resides in Paris.
We talked about our current situation in our respective cities (Paris and New York) and the changing world under COVID-19.

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Short Movie: Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Terminal 2 International Flight Lobby
Short Movie: Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Terminal 2 International Flight Lobby
April 2020
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April 2020

Now Tokyo International Airpot (Haneda) Terminal 2 International Flight Lobby is open to the public.

Magazine pen online
Magazine pen online
March 2020

Famous for being the home to numerous Buddhist temples, Mount Koya, a sacred site of Shingon Buddhism, celebrated its 1,200th anniversary in 2015. On this occasion, painter Hiroshi Senju was commissioned to create a work of art unlike any other, a fusuma-e of gigantic dimensions.

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March 2020

Continue working for London solo show in May.

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February 2020

Started on new works for a solo exhibition in London in May.

Documentary
Documentary
NHK BS January 2020
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January 2020

Creating a new work for the Art Institute of Chicago, which will be exhibited in October.

Magazine pen PARIS
Magazine pen PARIS
Paris December 11 2019
Hiroshi Senju Award
Hiroshi Senju Award
December 5 2019

第1回三越伊勢丹・千住博日本画大賞展 募集のご案内

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DVD「風景の中の感動を描く時の旅人 東山魁夷  / 日本画家・千住 博の視点」
DVD「風景の中の感動を描く時の旅人 東山魁夷 / 日本画家・千住 博の視点」
December 3 2019

2018年制作のDVD「風景の中の感動を描く時の旅人 東山魁夷  / 日本画家・千住 博の視点」(日経映像)が各賞を受賞しました。

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December 2019

愛媛県美術館「千住博展」が始まりました。

EXHIBITION 高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展
EXHIBITION 高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展
Ehime, Japan November 16, 2019 - January 19, 2020
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Brooklyn Museum NY November 2019

ブルックリン美術館(ニューヨーク)での常設展示が始まりました。

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October 2019

高野山金剛峯寺襖絵展が神戸に巡回しています。

Exhibition 高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展
Exhibition 高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展
Kobe, Japan September 14 - November 4, 2019
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September 2019

新作屏風の制作に集中しています。

Magazine NIN
Magazine NIN
Belgrade, Serbia September 2019
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August 2019

来年発表の新しい大作にとりかかりました。

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July 8 2019

新しい崖の制作が始まりました。

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June 2019
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May 2019

寸暇を惜しんで樹木のスケッチをしています。

EXHIBITION 高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展
EXHIBITION 高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展
Kitakyushu, Japan 北九州市立美術館分館 April 23 - June 16, 2019
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April 2019

制作の毎日です。

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March 4 2019

そごう美術館の千住博展です。

EXHIBITION 高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展
EXHIBITION 高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展
Yokohama, Japan そごう美術館 March 2 - April 14, 2019
EXHIBITION 千住博  水の記憶展
EXHIBITION 千住博 水の記憶展
Karuizawa, Japan March 1 - December 25, 2019
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February 2019

六曲一双屏風が完成しました。

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January 2019

今年も正月から制作をしています。

Kateigaho Cover Jan 2019
Magazine 家庭画報 新春特大号
家庭画報 January 2019

「滝」シリーズで世界的に知られる日本画家・千住 博さん。長い間、第一線で活躍しながらも、制作への変わらぬ情熱。その源はどこにあるのでしょうか。新作を次々に生み出す創作活動、アートを普遍化する他ジャンルとのコラボ、日本画を伝え、守る伝道師。三つのキーワードから、今、千住さんの魅力に改めて迫ります。ー家庭画報.comより

千住博氏のふすま絵公開、滝など77面 1月に伊東・聚光院別院
千住博氏のふすま絵公開、滝など77面 1月に伊東・聚光院別院
Shizuoka, Japan January 1 - 3, 2019

茶人千利休の墓があることなどで知られる臨済宗大徳寺派寺院「聚光院」(京都府)の伊東別院(伊東市富戸)が2019年1月1~3日、日本画家千住博氏のふすま絵を特別公開する。
公開は各日とも午前9、11、午後2時の1日3回。定員は各回15人程度で拝観料は市民500円、市民以外は千円。希望者は29日までに別院<電0557(51)4820>へ予約する。

http://www.at-s.com/news/article/culture/shizuoka/580414.html

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December 2018

制作に集中する毎日です。

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November 2018

日米特別功労賞(Eagle on the World Award)を受賞しました。

Special Lecture 「千住博はこうして千住博になった」
Special Lecture 「千住博はこうして千住博になった」
京都造形芸術大学 外苑キャンパス October 20, 2018

5才の時の作品から60才の今日に至る作品を自ら解説いたします。
このような機会はめったにありませんので、ふるってご参加下さい。
京都造形芸術大学在学生、卒業生、受講生、ならびに一般のすべての方を対象と致しています。
時間:16:30 ~ 17:30
参加:無料(事前予約なし)
場所:京都造形芸術大学外苑キャンパス102教室
お問い合わせ:03-5412-6101

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October 2018

秋田市立千秋美術館と秋田県立美術館共同開催の「千住博展」が始まりました。

Magazine 芸術新潮 10月号
Magazine 芸術新潮 10月号
Japan October 2018

雑誌・芸術新潮にコラム「千住博の往復書簡」を連載中
第3回の10月号はジャック・マー氏。
第2回は作詞家・秋元康氏、初回は建築家・隈研吾氏。

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EXHIBITION 高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展
EXHIBITION 高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展
Akita, Japan September 22 - November 4, 2018
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September 2018

2019年春発表の水墨画の制作が順調に進んでいます。

EXHIBITION 高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展
EXHIBITION 高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展
Yamagata, Japan August 10 - 26, 2018
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August 2018

2019年春の個展に向け、水墨画の制作を開始しました。

Exhibition 千住博 & チームラボ コラボレーション展「水」
Exhibition 千住博 & チームラボ コラボレーション展「水」
Osaka, Japan July 14 - September 9, 2018

Dojima River Forum The 10th Anniversary
Hiroshi Senju & teamLab Collaborative Exhibition: Waterness
堂島リバー フォー ラム開館10周年特別企画
千住博&チームラボ コラボレー ション展 「水」
2018年7月14日 (土) 〜 9月9日 (日)
会場:堂島リバーフォーラム
開館時間:11 : 00 - 19 : 00 (入館は閉館30分前まで)
7/14は16時まで
入場料:一般 1,000円  高校生以下 500円

http://10th.dojimariver.com

BVLGARI X HIROSHI SENJU
BVLGARI X HIROSHI SENJU
July 2018

Hiroshi collaborated with BVLGARI creating OCTO FINISSIMO HIROSHI SENJU

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July 2018

富山県美術館「高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念千住博展」開催中です。

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June 2018

富山県美術館で搬入が始まりました。

Exhibition 高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展
Exhibition 高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展
Toyama, Japan June 9 - July 29, 2018

Senju Hiroshi:
Commemorating the Completion of
Fusuma Paintings for Kongobuji Temple, Koyasan
June 9 - July 29, 2018
at  Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design

http://tad-toyama.jp/exhibition-event/4348

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May 2018

高野山金剛峯寺襖絵完成記念 千住博展のポスター、カタログ制作進行中

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April 2018

金剛峯寺襖絵梱包が始まりました。

Excellence in the Arts Award (JASGP)
Excellence in the Arts Award (JASGP)
Philadelphia March 22, 2018

3月22日、フィラデルフィア市(JASGP)より優秀芸術賞を授与されました。
受賞理由は添付したとおり、日本の伝統ある美学と19世紀ヨーロッパ絵画や戦後のアメリカ抽象表現主義の橋渡しをしたということが主なものです。以前に家具デザイナーのジョージ・ナカシマ氏等が受賞された名誉ある表彰です。

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March 2018

金剛峯寺襖絵完成

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February 2018

金剛峯寺滝の襖絵制作中

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January 2018

金剛峯寺大主殿囲炉裏の間制作進行中

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December 2017

金剛峯寺大主殿囲炉裏の間襖絵制作に着手

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Chelsea, New York November 2017

サンダラムタゴール画廊の個展が始まりました。

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October 2017

金剛峯寺襖絵制作順調に進んでいます。

Solo Show
Solo Show
New York November 9, 2017

Hiroshi Senju solo show
At World's End
Nov 9 - Dec 9, 2017

Opening reception
November 9, 6:30 - 8 PM
at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 547 W. 27th Street, New York NY

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September 2017

ニューヨーク・サンダラム タゴール画廊の秋の個展の準備も進んでいます。

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August 2017

主なスタッフを紹介します。

Kyoto Shimbun
Kyoto Shimbun
Kyoto, Japan July 16, 2017
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July 2017

世界遺産・高野山金剛峯寺大主殿襖絵制作に着手

Isamu Noguchi Award
Isamu Noguchi Award
New York May 16, 2017

Hiroshi Senju to receive the Isamu Noguchi Award
The Award will be presented at the Noguchi Museum's Annual Benefit on Tuesday, May 16th.

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DAVISON vol.35
DAVISON vol.35
Singapore February 2017

They may look simple, but Japanese artist Hiroshi Senju's sublime waterfall and cliff paintings have an enthralling quality about them that transports the viewer right to the actual scene of the waterfall.

ONBEAT vol.06
ONBEAT vol.06
Bilingual Magazine for Art and Culture from the Edge of the East January 2017

INTERVIEW: HIROSHI SENJU
The internationally acclaimed artist speaks passionately about his views on art.

千住博展 -色彩 時空を超えて-
千住博展 -色彩 時空を超えて-
World Heritage Yakushiji, Nara, Japan November 19 - 30, 2016

薬師寺晋山慶讃特別展

会場:法相宗大本山薬師寺国宝東院堂

日時:2016年11月19日(土)ー30日(水)

拝観時間:午前8時半〜午後5時

薬師寺「水と光の幻想」展 Yakushi-ji
薬師寺「水と光の幻想」展 Yakushi-ji
World Heritage Yakushiji, Nara, Japan March 3 - 31, 2016
Juko-in Daitoku-ji Open to Public
Juko-in Daitoku-ji Open to Public
Kyoto, Japan March 1, 2016 - March 26, 2017
National Palace Museum southern branch opened
National Palace Museum southern branch opened
December 28, 2015
高野山開創1200年記念金剛峯寺襖絵奉納決定
高野山開創1200年記念金剛峯寺襖絵奉納決定
World Heritage Koya-san, Japan November 25, 2015

高野山開創1200年を記念して、金剛峯寺大主殿囲炉裏の間・茶の間に襖絵を奉納することが決定。

BOOK 千住博全版画カタログレゾネ1988ー2015
BOOK 千住博全版画カタログレゾネ1988ー2015
Composition Ltd. September 15, 2015

リトグラフ、銅版画、シルクスクリーン、デジタル版画、陶板画...。1988年から2015年までに発行された、千住博の全版画作品を年代順に掲載。

Harper's Bazaar
Harper's Bazaar
Malaysia August 2015

Inspired by the calmness of moving landscapes, Hiroshi Senju enlightens with Zen musings.

The 56th Venice Biennale during Press Preview
FRONTIERS REIMAGINED - Official Collateral Event as part of the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia
FRONTIERS REIMAGINED - Official Collateral Event as part of the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia
第56回ヴェネツィア・ビエンナーレ国際美術展「Frontiers Reimagined」(パラッツォ・グリマーニ美術館)招待出品が決定 May 9 - Nov 22, 2015

This wide-ranging exhibition examines the phenomenon of globalization where cultures are colliding and melding as never before through the work of forty-four painters, sculptors, photographers and installation artists who are exploring the notion of cultural boundaries. These emerging and established artists—who come from a vast geographical landscape stretching from the West to Asia to Africa—share a truly global perspective, both in their physical existence, living and working between cultures, and their artistic endeavors.

 

http://www.frontiersreimagined.org

BOOK 名画は語る
BOOK 名画は語る
キノブックス January 31, 2015

圧倒的にわかりやすく驚くほどおもしろい。絵画鑑賞の新たな入門書誕生!名画45作品をカラーで収録。なぜ「この絵」は歴史に残ったのか?画家が画家に迫る―

 

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THE STRAITS TIMES
Abu Dhabi Art : Japan’s natural treasure by Anna Seaman
Mirai Jugyo
Mirai Jugyo
Tokyo Oct 17, 2014

千住博が FM Festival 2014 未来授業 〜明日の日本人たちへ〜 に講師として参加します。
10月17日(金)東京会場に参加学生募集中。

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The Sounds of Water
The Sounds of Water
Yamatane Museum of Art July 19 - September 15 2014

展覧会

7月19日(土)ー 9月15日(月・祝)

開館時間:午前10時から午後5時(入館は午後4時30分まで)

休館日:月曜日(但し7/21、9/15は開館、7/22は休館)

入場料:一般1000円(800円)・大高生800円(700円)

中学生以下無料 ( )内は団体料金および前売料金

 

http://www.yamatane-museum.jp/

artnet Interview by Heather Russell
HIROSHI SENJU FOR BAGUETTE
HIROSHI SENJU FOR BAGUETTE
March 18, 2014

Hiroshi Senju created Fendi Baguette.

BOOK 芸術とは何か 千住博が答える147の質問
BOOK 芸術とは何か 千住博が答える147の質問
祥伝社新書 March 3, 2014

NEW BOOK 3月3日発売
芸術とは何か 千住博が答える147の質問
価格:820円

​芸術とは何か、人間とは何か―このストレートで根源的な問いに答えたのが本書です。

 

芸術とは何か、人間とは何か―このストレートで根源的な問いに答えたのが本書です。

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BOOK  〈オールカラー版〉日本画を描く悦び
BOOK 〈オールカラー版〉日本画を描く悦び
光文社新書 October 17, 2013

10月17日発売
〈オールカラー版〉日本画を描く悦び
価格:920円

母の影響、
人生を変えた「岩絵の具」との出合い、
日本画の持つ底力、優れた芸術のありかた、芸術家の資質、
そして「現在地」について、
いま、画家・千住博が思っていることのすべてを描き尽くした一冊。

The Fall Room Open
The Fall Room Open
Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa June 5 - October 6, 2013

第46回ヴェネツィア・ビエンナーレ受賞作「The Fall」常設公開開始
2013年6月5日(水) - 10月6日(日)

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THE ART NEWSPAPER | 號外 。藝術新聞
THE ART NEWSPAPER | 號外 。藝術新聞
June 2013

每一次,無論是在靜謐的畫廊,或器雜的藝展,站在千住博的,”瀑布” 系列前,總有一種沐浴於靈光的感動。

藝術,是一種由藝術家要犧牲自己的生命,身不由己地傳達這些自己也不甚明白的,高於人類標準的 "美" 因此,藝術是關乎 "感召" 。

這是為什麼千住博被公認為日本國寶級藝術家, 他的 "瀑布" 系列、以半寶石、珊瑚、貝母、動物皮膠混合的傳統日本畫礦物顏料、毛筆(以至噴筆),將當日在原始森林受水靈洗滌一新的感召經驗,一次又一次寫在桑皮紙上。

Lifestyle 優雅生活
Lifestyle 優雅生活
Hong Kong May 17th 2013

7 pages in Cantonese

Message Cherry Blossoms
Message Cherry Blossoms
May 2013
Interview by Hong Kong Tatler
Interview by Hong Kong Tatler
Hong Kong April 28, 2013

Inspired by the beauty of waterfalls, Japanese artist Hiroshi Senju speaks with Hong Kong Tatler about his passion to create beyond nationality and embracing art as a global practice.

Asian Art News
Asian Art News
May / June 2012

Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju is best known for the serenity of his large-scale waterfall paintings that he has made since 1990. His recent cliff paintings that he has developed since 2007 articulate both artistic and metaphysical tension.

ARTFORUM
ARTFORUM
New York May 2012

The exquisite works in Hiroshi Senju’s series “Cliffs,” 2012—eleven mixed-media paintings, one triptych, all on mulberry paper mounted on board—appear to illustrate Lao-tzu’s idea of Tao as a sort of universal flow or elemental flux informing all things.

THE Magazine
THE Magazine
August 2009

"Humans need to commune with the elements of nature and art at its best can provide such an experience of communion. Artists often reflect on nature and transform it into intensely condensed metaphors, poems, and songs.Through his sublime paintings, Japanese artist Hiroshi Senju has contemplated multiple facets of water, especially its fundamental power, for almost twenty years [...]n essence, he transforms solid materials from the earth to create images of elusive aquatic torrents."

South China Morning Post
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong March 2009

Art historian Sundaram Tagore's doctoral thesis looks at Indian artists' response to European modernisation from the 1940s to 1980s. As a curator, however, his focus is more on the here and now. Hence the title of his gallery's latest group exhibition by 18 international artists, which opens today at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery's Hong Kong branch.

Asian Art
Asian Art
London January 2009

And Finally, after being interested in the sky, I discovered the waterfall. I felt something clicking as if I recognized some kind of DNA that I had in me, like a past memory. I find that a lot of people whether they are Europeans, Americans or Japanese have similar feelings towards waterfalls. I find that these emotions go beyond the boundaries East/West, or old/new. Once I understood what art was all about and that art should go beyond people's boundaries, it was very important for me to further explore that path.

Asian Art News
Asian Art News
Hong Kong November/December 2008
Art in America
Art in America
September 2008

"...Senju creates, from the most simple of low-tech means, cinematic spectacles that appear to be in motion. They are startlingly beautiful works - perhaps too beautiful, since we tend to be wary of beauty - and raise the question of optical trickery, although the trickery is completely transparent..."

Art & Antiques
Art & Antiques
June 2007

"...His art reflects [this] geographical and cultural duality, for his approach combines ancient Japanese painting practices with modern Western imagery."